BIG.NINE 500

 

With almost 50 years of design and manufacturing experience behind it, bikes like the BIG.NINE 500 create the backbone of our range. This 29er aluminium hardtail combines quality, know-how and riding fun, all in one!
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29er wheels offer fantastic 'roll over' ability and keep their speed well, so they are perfect for your next mountain bike outing. We pair our double butted aluminium frame with Manitou's Markhor air suspension fork and a 2 by 11-speed Shimano drivetrain for the perfect combination of comfort, control and versatility. The slightly more upright riding position in comparison to our more racy models puts less strain on the lower back and also improves the visibility of what lies ahead.

Mountain biking is one of the most varied cycling disciplines and probably the most demanding when it comes to equipment. While full suspension bikes offer amazing riding characteristics, the classic hardtail remains one of the purest tools for the job. Our 29er wheel equipped BIG.NINE range comes in carbon and aluminium and features multiple geometry options. The carbon and LITE framed BIG.NINE, with its racing geometry, is an ideal companion on XC and marathon race tracks whilst the more relaxed geometry of the BIG.NINE TFS and SPEED offers a more comfortable, upright riding position. Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we could gain in almost half a century of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE range symbolises the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan'.

  • Double butted, smooth welded aluminium frame with 29er wheels
  • Less aggressive and more upright geometry for maximum control and comfort
  • Manitou Markhor 100 mm travel suspension fork with remote lockout
  • Shimano Deore 2x11-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Internal cable routing
  • material: aluminum
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
  • Smooth welding
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color RACE RED (WHITE)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Lockout
  • 51mm fork offset
headset MERIDA M4455
  • material: aluminium
  • 720mm width
  • 10mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 7° stem angle
  • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
grip MERIDA COMP EC
derailleur (f) Shimano Deore
derailleur (r) Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+
shifters Shimano Deore M5100
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC X11
  • 36-26 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 11-42 teeth, 11 speed
bottom braket Shimano BB52 BSA
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
spokes Black stainless
  • 29x2.2"
  • wire
max. weight 135 kg
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL XXL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST seat tube [mm] 370 430 470 510 560
TT top tube [mm] 570 590 610 630 650
CS chain stay length [mm] 440 440 440 440 440
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73 73
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130 145 160
FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
R reach [mm] 382 398 414 429 445
S stack [mm] 614 628 642 656 670
WB wheel base [mm] 1069 1090 1110 1131 1152
SH stand over height [mm] 679 727 763 800 843

Technologies

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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SMOOTH WELDING

Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

SMOOTH WELDING
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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DOWN TUBE EXIT

Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.

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TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with an internal metal core. 

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F-MOUNT

‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

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K-MOUNT

Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

K-MOUNT
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C-MOUNT

‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable.